Pilot Applications 2017

SAGE is pleased to announce a third application round to join the SAGE Pilot.
With the funding support provided under the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), SAGE has capacity to expand the SAGE Pilot of the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in STEMM by a further 10 institutions in 2017. New institutional members will be enrolled as Cohort 3, bring the total number of institutions participating in the Pilot to 50.
The Cohort 3 intake will have access to a well-developed program of accreditation resources and support delivered by the SAGE team, and will enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with and benefit from the experiences of the 40 strong members of SAGE (comprising Cohorts 1 & 2). Cohort 3 participants will also have the opportunity to inform the future of SAGE and the adaptation of the Athena SWAN framework to Australia’s higher education and research sectors by contributing to the independent evaluation of the pilot currently underway.
Who can apply?

Australian Universities, Higher Education Providers, Medical Research Institutes, and Publicly Funded Research Organisations in STEMM fields.

SAGE has capacity for 10 new institutions to join the pilot as Cohort 3. Priority will be given to institutions registered as an Australian University as a means of capturing all registered universities in Australia within the pilot program. However, surplus places that may be available will be allocated to select other higher education and research institutions. In this case, consideration will be given to institutional type, STEMM research focus, geographic location and size of institution.

How do I apply?

Read our application information pack and complete the application form.

Applications must be submitted by 5pm, Friday 30th June. Please note: late submissions will not be accepted.

What is involved in joining the Pilot?

Institutions that join the SAGE Pilot will be required to:

  • Sign up to the Athena SWAN Charter, acknowledging the institution’s commitment to uphold its ten principles.
  • Pay an annual membership fee.
  • Commit to applying for a SAGE-Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award with submission in July 2019.

SAGE provides support to members during the two-year self-assessment process by providing resources and activities such as site visits; facilitating workshops; hosting an annual symposium; connecting members to regional networks; and leveraging best practice in the sector.

Key dates
  • Applications close 5pm Friday, 30 June 2017
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome by 7 July 2017
  • Once accepted into the SAGE Pilot, signed participation agreements must be submitted by 18 July 2017
  • Program commences August 2017
  • Closing date for invoices to be paid 5 August 2017

Renee Trentini on 02 6201 9447; renee.trentini@science.org.au